May 30 – Prime Minister Mario Monti suggests football in Italy should be suspended “two to three years” in the wake of yet another match-fixing sting… Head of world players’ union hits back. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
May 9 – Polish president urges Ukraine to scrap the law that landed Yulia Tymoshenko behind bars… Italian football federation adds 22 teams to year-long match-fixing investigation. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 2 – Thailand’s largest brewer brings together Real Madrid and Barcelona in a $16.5 million marketing deal… Puma to supply kits and training apparel to Italy’s national soccer teams through 2018… Arsenal and Manchester City strike deal to contest preseason friendly in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
16/2/2010 French football chief says country has learnt lessons from failed 2012 Olympic campaign in its bid to secure Euro 2016 hosting rights… Delegations from France, Italy and Turkey hand over their bid books to UEFA at a ceremony in Nyon.